Mitral valve repair for degenerative disease: a 20-year experience.

@article{Daneshmand2009MitralVR,
  title={Mitral valve repair for degenerative disease: a 20-year experience.},
  author={Mani A. Daneshmand and Carmelo A. Milano and James S. Rankin and Emily F. Honeycutt and Madhav Swaminathan and Linda K. Shaw and P. K. Smith and Donald D. Glower},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={1828-37}
}
BACKGROUND Recent advances in surgical technique allow repair of most mitral valves with degenerative disease. However, few long-term data exist to support the superiority of repair versus prosthetic valve replacement, and repair could be limited by late durability or other problems. This study was designed to compare survival characteristics of mitral valve repair versus prosthetic replacement for degenerative disorders during a 20-year period. METHODS From 1986 to 2006, 2,580 patients… CONTINUE READING

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